Where is Bol located?
It is located on the southern side of the Mediterranean island of Brac in Croatia. Brac has the highest peak of all Adriatic islands, Vidova gora, and Bol found its place at the foot of this mountain.
How many people live on Brac and in Bol?
More than 13,000 people live on the island of Brac on 396 km2. Bol counts around 1700 permanent residents. Those numbers multiply during the summer due to many tourists.
Which are the biggest towns on Brac?
Supetar is the biggest town, probably because it is the closest town to Split, capital of the Dalmatian region. Bol is somewhat smaller, but certainly more popular among the tourists because of its natural beauties, wonderful beaches and cultural wealth. Some other bigger towns are Pučisća, Selca, Nerežišća and Sutivan.
What about weather in Bol?
The weather in Bol during the summer is mostly hot and sunny. The temperatures vary from 25°C to 36°C during the summer and sometimes even rise over 40°C. The sea temperatures are moderate (15°C – 25°C). They are often high even in early spring or late autumn, so there are swimmers almost all year round. It is rarely windy, but there are some wind spots in Bol, perfect for windsurfers. In winter the temperatures are much lower, but rarely under 5°C.
Recommended time of year to visit Bol?
Although in the summer the air and sea temperatures reach their peaks, winter also has its special charm. July and August are most popular among tourists, so some of them decide to come in less crowded months such as May, June and September when the weather is great, but it is not so crowded. Most of the accommodation providers cut their prices almost in half in those months.
What to wear when in Bol?
As mentioned earlier, the weather in Bol is mostly sunny and hot, so light outfit is recommended.
What is the currency in Bol and what about credit cards?
In Croatia the official currency is Kuna (kn). 7.50 kuna=1 €. Most Bol restaurants, cafes and shops accept Euro, but just in case there are a few exchange offices in Bol. It is recommended to change some money into kunas when in Croatia because you need them for bus or ferry tickets, highway and other fees.
Can I rent a car in Bol?
Yes, there are many rent-a-car, -scooter, -quad and -bike agencies in Bol.
What are the main attractions near Villa Oliva?
Close to Villa Oliva you can visit some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and the Zlatni rat promenade where many leisure and sport facilities are located such as tennis, spa, windsurfing, water sports, hiking and biking centres.
What else to see on the island of Brac?
Bra? is simply enchanting so don’t miss the chance to visit other places while you are in Bol. You can take guided tours or get around by yourself to see some of the traditional architecture, try some of the original native food and wines and experience the local lifestyle.
What about nightlife in Bol?
There are lots of cafes and bars in Bol, but it is also popular for its nightclubs such as Varadero, Elaphusa and beach bar Auro.
What makes Villa Oliva different than any other apartment in Bol?
Villa Oliva is located in a peaceful location away from the town centre crowd and noise, where you can truly enjoy natural beauties in a luxurious and stylish place.
Can I take my pet to Villa Oliva?
Yes, it is allowed to have pets while in Villa Oliva.
What can Bol offer to children?
Most beaches are pebble beaches and the sea water is warm and calm, so there are perfect conditions for children to play. Also, there are a few amusement parks in Bol where you can take your kids to enjoy. Some bars even have playgrounds nearby so you can watch over them while drinking coffee or cocktails.
What about the gastronomic offer in Bol?
Bra? is famous for its natural food because of its perfect climate and unpolluted soil.
Bol has a number of renowned restaurants where traditional Dalmatian cuisine is prepared, such as seafood, famous Brac lamb, cheese etc. There are also several shops with local products such as olive oil, dried figs or marinated anchovies, which you can buy and take home.
Bol is also famous for its wine because it has vineyards on slopes facing the sun, which is perfect for wine growing.
Are there any cultural events in Bol?
Bra? has a rich cultural history due to constant wars and mixing governments in these areas. Because of this, Bol is even today a centre of cultural and art events. During the season there are many exhibitions, shows, concerts and other events held in Bol.
Can I go shopping in Bol?
Yes, there are several shops for various purposes in Bol. Because Bol is a surfing centre, sportswear shops are most developed.
On the Zlatni rat promenade and in the town centre there are plenty of booths selling original souvenirs, such as those made of Brac stone, which is the island’s most recognizable product.